I don’t know about you, but I am NOT great at waiting! Don’t you remember as a kid wanting something so badly you thought you’d burst if you didn’t get it? I know that often my mom would tell me, “maybe”, “we’ll see” or “WAIT!!” Definitely not what I wanted to hear.
We are in the midst of the “Right Now” generation today. We want everything done quickly. Every day there are more new devices available to actually encourage our impatience. We’re just not used to waiting anymore, especially since our technology basically provides instant gratification.
I lost my health insurance a while back, but thankfully we have a program in our county which is helping with my medications and doctor visits. My doctor recently prescribed an asthma medicine that is QUITE expensive and there was no way that we could afford it. I applied to the manufacturer to have the medicine provided free of charge. It took a while, but I was recently approved and have started receiving my medication.
God’s hand was definitely in this situation, but I had to wait and trust in Him. Waiting takes patience, which sometimes I’m sorely lacking, but this experience was a life lesson for me.
Waiting serves a purpose – a very important purpose. God uses it to help shape us into what He wants us to be. He also may want to see if we trust Him before we can move forward. Long ago, when Jesus told his disciples to wait, He was telling them that through waiting, they could experience his peace, prosperity, and power.
I don’t know about you, but that gives me a whole new meaning to waiting! We’re just not waiting around, but waiting on GOD. We can trust His wisdom and timing. We can be confident that God is always with us. He will make a way where there seems to be no way and bring us through any situation we are in.
Listen for His words of warning, wisdom, courage, and hope.
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10 (KJV).
Waiting has never been easy for me, and I really don’t expect that to change easily, but I will try to train myself to sit calmly in His presence and soak in the message He has for me. Will you join me in this?
Now we are facing a new dilemma. Our apartment complex has been sold and the new owners plan to remodel and raise the rent significantly. Our apartment has been modified for my husband’s needs. Will we be able to afford to stay here? Do I need to start looking for other places? What will happen to us??
See…like I said, we are only human……
Pray for the strength to trust and to wait. Don’t feel bad if you falter at times. After all, we ARE human.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
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